56672efde7228.imagePhoto courtesy of Billy Ficke

Check out the story of Billy Ficke, as told by By Joanne Kimberlin from The Virginian-Pilot this past Tuesday:

Yikes! Billy Ficke was considering surfing Monday morning when a bus-size humpback whale changed his mind.

Ficke, 20, stopped by Sandbridge around 7:30 a.m. to check out the waves, ready to dash home for his longboard. Good thing he had his camera instead. He had just crossed the dune line when a humpback whale exploded out of the water near the surf line.

Read more:
http://www.pilotonline.com/news/local/environment/surfer-sticks-to-land-after-spotting-whales-off-sandbridge/article_744bbb70-a837-5c66-ad6f-18d164a00bd9.html